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running nbc and became one of the highest profile executives in nbc. can jeff revamp a cable network? the hottest political story this week susan rice campaigning to save her job as secretary of state even though she hasn't been nominated. >> the woman who could be the next secretary of state walked straight into the lion's den. what happened to susan rice behind closed doors. >> why are some trying to turn this into a racial battle? the report is in on the british phone scandal and the report is in. >> reckless, outrageous, inaccurate and unfair. tonight the report from a british judge that says the press needs legal regulation. >> how much has the inve investigation tarnished murdock? >> chris brown got into a twitter car over the weekend. >> some really degrading comments from chris brown who really needs to learn how to avoid these kinds of things. >> why does a man who beat up his girlfriend have 11 million followers? >>> sometimes rummors turn out o be true. jeff zucker was the logical choice so it was hardly a shock when he got the job. he talked about the cable news wars and
'm going to take a few minutes today to honor my colleague, the senior senator from new mexico, jeff bingaman, as he retires from a long career of service to our country. for 30 years, senator bingaman has been a dedicated representative of the people of new mexico, but for those -- for 26 of those years, he was a junior senior from new mexico. the only person that i know of that was a junior senator longer than senator bingaman was fritz hollings. he was a junior senator for many, many decades to strom thurmond. but 26 years here in the senate still makes you a fairly senior member. jeff served alongside senator pete domenici, the longest serving senator in new mexico's history, until in 2009 he was the most senior junior senator. still, mr. president, jeff bingaman has never been one to get hung up on titles or credits. if there were ever the conscience of this body, it's jeff bingaman, a man who has been called by others, including by ron dorgan, a -- including byron dorgan, a workhorse. that's really true. for three decades, he has quietly and with dignity fought for the people o
's jeff this was a statement released by the father of the gunman. candlelight vigils were held across the country to remember the victims. jeff bush was with a group in san francisco and talked to people directly affected by gun violence and this weeks shooting. >> several dozen gathered at the playground in dolores park at sundown. it was a fitting place to remember the young lives that were lost on friday. (reading of names. ) >> everyone was clearly moved by the east coast mass murder but stephanie dalton had a heavier heart than most. stephanie dalton knew one of the victims >> i work with jazz muscians and a very dear friend of mine, jazz saxaphonist, jimmy greene, who is a very beautiful person who's five year old girl, ana greene was lost. >>reporter: stephanie could not contain her emotion when she showed me the picture of her friend's daughter. >> ana was just bright and full and what everybody told me she had the whole world with two loving parents and a father who writes and plays the most beautiful music. >>reporter: megan scully has also been directly affected by a mass s
of his generation. i'm the author of the holy or the broken, leonard cohen, jeff buckley, and the unlikely ascent of "hallelujah." it is always hard to know with the actual genesis of the credit process is for a song but what leonard cohen said was that he wanted to open this idea of it mean in giving praise to god. he wanted to open it up beyond its religious meaning and to give a more religious sense. nothing much happened for a long time. jeff buckley comes to new york city and becomes the most buzz about young artist in 1992, 93. rediscovers -- he discovers "hallelujah" and entered it into his said. he died drowning in the mississippi river and this mythologies starts to grow around him and more and more people go back to his music and "hallelujah" becomes a real time epitaph for this tragic and figure. more and more artists started to cover it. everybody from willie nelson to katie lang to michael bolton. all kinds of people began to record the song. is very easy to be cynical that music does not mean as much as it used to, not as important as the ec to be. it can me
. that is one of two binding constraints on our economy. >> eliot: before jeff i give him his moment, the reason i disagree is there are trillions of dollars of capital signature on the sidelines not being allocated and not being allocated for a host of reasons primarily a demand crisis and the government given the deficit, spends it. in consumption and its own investment, that seems to me to be the trigger we need to get the economy going. jeff, tell me why you disagree with me or ed. >> i do agree with you eliot. the proof of the pudding is the fact that we did cut tax rates on the rich in the early 2000s under president bush. they're the job creators, the investors, we got a bad economic recovery in expansion. virtually no job creation in that period. the reason is by in large what you're talking about. cutting tax on the rich is not the way to get growth. especially when taxes are already low. the way to get growth now is that we need more demand stimulus and the real danger is all this talk about cutting govern
of interviews with retired senators roll on. my conversation with jeff binghamton about why he wants to change the senate's rules and his own changing views on issues like same-sex marriage. you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. >>> well, it's not just a fiscal cliff that looms at the end of the year. a number of washington veterans are packing up their offices and they're not
lined up in oakland to trade their guns for cash. kron4's jeff pierce has the details. >> one hundred and twenty one, one hundred and twenty two, one hundred and twenty three, one hundred and twenty four. >>reporter: olois simmons of youth uprising counted the cars waiting to turn in guns for cash saturday afternoon in oakland. nearly two hundred cars with guns in their trunks waited hours for the hundred dollars for each gun for as many as three guns. it was one of the most succesful gun by back programs ever held in the city. >> one gun off the street is good but the whole back side of a paddy wagon is even better. >>reporter: that success was credited to youth uprising's ability to organize and promote the event beyond what a police department is able to achieve. >> we had young people as the voice of it we did out reach hand to hand in communities with community members reaching out to each other, you get a drastically different outcome then when you have the police reaching out. >>reporter: the oakland police department was more than pleased to process and take possession of thos
controversial again. we are in a situation, jeff goldberg, where someone's name is put out there. it's floated, and surrounding opposition piles on. can the president -- can this president afford to bail on a second person the way some perceive he bailed on susan rice before the nomination is even made? >> i don't know what you call the endless float. these people are put out there. their names are floated, and then they're floated endlessly, and it gives time for all of this opposition to arise and formulate, but, no, i mean, the short answer is obviously he bailed on susan rice who was his close confidant and friend. he apparently wants chuck hagel in this job very much. it would look very weak to be put it bluntly -- it would look weak to bail on this because of some coalessing opposition. >> and one thing has been cleaned up in the last few minutes, in fact. there was also opposition developing from the lgbt community because susan, of what chuck hagel had said 14 years ago in opposition to the nomination of james hormel, openly gay, as an ambassador to luxembourg. it would have been the f
was not removed proper plea because of the manner in which she left the hospital. i'm joined by jeff gold a former prosecutor, and deborah lum. jeff, what do we need to know about this legally? >> why did they do it and why are they talking to the police. the mom talked to hispanic radio. the dad gave a talk on a radio show. why aren't they talking to the police and quelling the fears that the child is okay. the dad said i'm speaking to my wife and daughter now, they are fine when he spoke to the today show. why not let the police speak to the mother and find out if the daughter is okay. they skipped out the day before they were supposed to be released. the child was supposed to be released. why was that? let's find some answers now the. martha: deborah, one of the big issues here obviously is parent alrights, this is your child. they voluntarily brought her to be treated at this medical facility. but you also have the issue of the prior infection and whether or not the parents are serving this girl or whether they in anyway are endangering here. >> just quickly to speak to what jeff just spoke ab
bill clinton. governor, as always, thank you. >> thank you, good night. >> senator jeff sessions demanding the fiscal cliff talks be taken out of the shadows. why does he accuse the president of secret negotiations? that's next. many small business owners saying they can't pay for obamacare. but that's not the only thing about the health care law that has them worried. a las vegas business owner tells you about another big problem, one you probably haven't heard about before that may be your problem. plus, he's back. who could forget the drunk guy singing bohemian rhapsody in a police car. wait until you see what he is up to now. you don't want to miss this. it istory of moms, has ever turned down a handmade ornament. that's why we sat up santa's wonderland at bass pro shops. kids can get their free picture with santa, and this week make a... all for free. >> greta: what is the big secret about the fiscal cliff? senator jeff sessions blasting president obama and congressional leaders for holding secret talks. he joins us. what do you moon by secret? >> these talks are -- these ta
couples that brought this case ultimately, chris and sandy, and paul and jeff, simply wanted the right to be able to marry the person that they love, and for their families to have the same recognition as their neighbors, and that's why this case is so simple. i do believe it was the right time, and i am confident, i am optimistic that once the court hears this case and sees the evidence that was preblted at trial, that as they have so many times in our nation's past, will come down on the side of freedom and equality. >> it's clearly where the american people are in terms of all the polling. the country has moved on. it's accepted. gay marriage is -- >> no question. >> same-sex marriage is simply an accepted fact of life, and so many families across the country. yet, the risk is that this could become illegal. what happens to all of these couples? what happens to their rights? >> look. at the end of the day, again, i'm optimistic we'll win this case. as we did in the lower court and by a judge who was first appointed by ronald reagan and then later by george bush. and then won at the
of those who knew and loved him. players also taking to twitter. the chief defensive lineman jeff allen tweeting this afternoon i am still in shock. i don't want to believe it. rip jerry brown. ted de williams who played with dallas and is now corner back for the colts. the cowboys play tomorrow. the team was briefed about what happened. the team had arrived in cincinnati and when they got to the hotel they were escorted into the hotel. they did not stop to talk to any fans. obviously everyone traumatized by what they learned this afternoon. >> two promising lives one cut short the other changed no doubt forever. >> casey said it i mentioned it earlier as well. one week ago we were learning the details of another nfl tragedy. that's when kansas city chief linebacker belcher killed his girlfriend before driving to the chief's stadium and committing suicide in front of the manager. two dash cameras showing belcher asleep outside of the apartment dmreks arou complex about 3:00 in the morning hours before he committed murder. police questioned him for several minutes checking to see if he h
is the big secret about the fiscal cliff? senator jeff sessions blasting president obama and congressional leaders for holding secret talks. he joins us. what do you moon by secret? >> these talks are -- these talks are going on somebody leaked part of what is going on some sort of outline from the white house that seeps to be unacceptable to the republicans. why don't we see the whole plan? why doesn't the american people know what the president would like to see as the final idea for america's financial future? >> greta: the interesting thing is in some ways sometimes you want to have a secret meeting so you can speak candidly. the problem is, we've had so many secret meetings. the super committee, the gang of six, the gang of eight, committees now, the problem is i might be for these secret discussions about the fiscal cliff if any within had worked. we have a history repleat with failure. i agree, it should be out in the open. >> first of all, these secret talks violate the principle of american government that would be open to every city county school board has open meeting laws you a
doesn't mean what i really think. >> that would be easier to believe, jeff, if you didn't show up here tonight. >> then they were arrested by police waiting outside. >> trust me, it will never happen again. >> if there is nothing else you have to say then you are free he to walk out that door. >> he walks outside and is arrested by that camouflaged officer. >> police, stay down. >> the show was a ratings dream until tragedy struck. >> it was a texas prosecutor. he was allegedly chatting online with somebody that he believed to be a 12-year-old. that, in fact, it was this plant, sort of from this organization called perverted justice. >> in november of 2006, a former north texas district attorney, 56-year-old lewis conrad, shot himself when cops confronted him after the sting. which brings us to radio. the home of more pranksters than any other media. in this prank heard around the world. >> yes >> it came across the most closely watched pregnancy of the 21st century. >> the nurse was a i have. prank call pregnant duchess has been found dead. >> she was found near the hospital this morn
, nearly twice the amount nation-wide. we are all over it. we begin with jeff in the windy city. >> from the heart of the business district downtown chicago is bracing for what is the first big concern step storm of the season. we thought make we would caught in get one but it is headed if us now the biggest population center in the midwest, take a look at the pictures at o'hare where already a mess ensued and tomorrow morning it is worse, already 1,000 flights, more than 1,000 flights, canceled nationwide and most of those already at o'hare. tomorrow morning, it will be awful with gusts of wind up to 50 or 60 miles per hour. i love that kind of weather but it will not be pretty. and what about christmas packages? ups' biggest shipping day of the year already today and that means tomorrow is also a huge day and right in the middle of the country where much of the packages go through is if a mess right now in the airports which are a mess. the package could be delayed. down chicago here right now and we have warm weather, reasonably warm for this time of the career but behind it with the
: next up is jeff in pennsylvania on our line for republicans. jeff, you are on the line with the "washington journal." caller: i am in massachusetts, not pennsylvania. i do not think you will get a compromise from anyone unless we go over the cliff. i am a point of getting a big deal done. i am and republican, but obama won. democrats controlled to search. you have to give them a little bit. we are not going to get anything done. he wants to wait another year and revisit this. he already proposed we wait another year. nothing will get done in the next congress if there is another cliff coming up a year from now. let it go over the cliff. if i were a representative for a senator, i would go home so they go into effect forever. we have some trouble with his innocence. let it go over and let all the serious players in congress get a deal done. when people start playing the best paying a lot more money and moving their defense -- start paying a lot more money and moving their defense contracts, people will pay attention. guest: this is the interesting thing to me about the a
of united states taxpayers' money dropped on the senate next thursd thursday. >> alisyn: he wants to -- jeff sessions is saying the real fiscal cliff deadline should be when the lawmakers return from break, thursday. if the deal is not proposed by then, there won't be enough time to review and ratify it. we can't afford to vote on a deal without thoroughly reading it first. well, is a serial killer on the loose this morning in michigan? there are new concerns being raised because police just made another gruesome discovery in a drain pipe. this is the second time in four months that they've found human remains there. police have now sent the remains to a lab in texas. and the investigators want today determine if the retains matched body parts which belonged to an unidentified female. one of the president's biggest backers on capitol hill, the progress of election day on immigration reform, in a new interview, democratic illinois congressman gutierrez says, quote, it's great that eva longoria is it out there meeting with the president, but maybe meeting some of the immigrant community to pol
.5%. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: george washington famously described the senate as "the saucer that cools the tea," a body designed to soothe "hot" legislation that emerged from the house of representatives. but as congressional correspondent kwame holman reports, some senators have gotten pretty steamed over a proposed change to how their chamber operates. >> holman: a sign of the holiday season-- the u.s. capitol christmas tree arrived in washington on monday. but behind the festive scene outside, there was a partisan war raging inside on the floor of the senate. the combatants-- democratic majority leader harry reid and republican minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> americans believe congress is broken. once again, the only ones who disagree are mitch mcconnell and the republican party. >> i've never said the senate's working fine. i think the senate's been disastrously run for the last two years. >> the american people know, democrats and republicans, that this place isn't working and there needs to be some changes so that we can proceed
trust. >> versus one term tea party type jeff landry. >> we are the conservative candidate in this race, we're out there looking for people who are interested in sending conservative leadership to washington. >> without objection, the gentleman recognized for one minute. >> they are victims of a political version of the game of musical chairs. redistricting forced two sitting congressmen to compete for one seat. neither reached the 50% mark november 6, so state law sends them into a runoff, and that sends third district louisianans to the polls again this week. >> enough is enough. >> they voted identically 92% of the time in more than 1500 recorded votes. now they are locked in a nasty second round election fight. >> if we don't get rid of those people who fail to solve the problems and continue to kick the can down the road we're going to go nowhere in this country. >> the candidates and outside groups spent a combined $6 million so far, the costliest house race in louisiana. >> mr. landry did go negative early. we had to defend our voting record.
it a whole lot worse, say nothing of sigourney weaver and jeff daniels in "newsroom" and "downton abbey." >> our a favorite. thanks so much. >> a plug for "homeland" very quickly. great show. >> "homeland." >>> that does it for this edition of "andrea mitchell report." >>> tomorrow, joe lieberman and jeffrey goldberg joining us. >>> tamron hall has what is next on news nation. >> in our next hour, signs that efforts to avert are the fiscal cliff may be headed in the wrong direction. we will play out the day. >>> and with no talks currently planned between the president and house speaker boehner, are leaders now starting from scratch at this point in the game? we will talk to house budget committee member gwen moore. >>> and americans have some harsh words for our elected leaders. we will dig deep near the nbc news poll. and gonna find out which words folks used when they thought about the republican party and when they described democrats. quite interesting. we are up in three. something m? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk ch
most popular and respected members, senator jeff bingaman of new mexico. when jeff came to this body 30 years ago, he had already led a life of accomplishment created in small-town new mexico, silver city. he was an eagle scout, graduated from harvard college, stanford law school, where he met his future wife, ann. while at stanford, he worked in senator robert f. kennedy's campaign for president. at the age of 35, he was elected new mexico attorney general in 1978. and four years later at the age of 39, elected to the united states senate. during his three decades in this body, jeff bingaman has been a classic workhorse senator as opposed to being a show horse senator. he is truly remarkable and distinctive among senators for his willingness to shun the limelight and share the credit in order to get important things done for his state and for this country. senator bingaman has been a much valued colleague of mine on the health, education, labor and pensions committee, but he has really made his mark in the senate a lasting mark in his role as chair of the energy and natural resources c
, psychologist, jeff gardere, also an msnbc news contributor. good to have you here. the kids where you are in newtown are not in school, in fact, they are burying two of their own, two of the 6-year-olds that were lost on friday. millions of parents today are bringing their kids back to school, left with a lot of questions and concerns, wondering is this school going to be safe for them. my sister called me today, my niece and nephew had a lot of questions. she was trying to reassure them and she's left with a heavy heart but she said she was assured by people like you coming on tv trying to help guide them through what they can talk about. so what are you recommending as parents talk to their kids? >> one of the first things i want people to understand is that your children are safe in school. they had more of a probability of being hurt on the ride to school in the car than they do being in school. even at sandy hook, there are approximately 400 children there and sadly, 20 perished but the staff and faculty acted bravely and thoughtfully and saved a lot of lives. so we know that eve
senator jeff merckley called it a fantasy. arizona congressman raul g. rijalva said it is a beltway figure leaf that i will never support. pelosi's line in the sand was on raising the age on medicare eligibility. that's something she couldn't help do so that's what she took off the table, meaning social security politically in this day and age is easier to touch these days than medicare. oh, how things have changed when social security was the famous third rail of american politics. >>> at 11:45 a.m. this morning in the brady press briefing room named for jim brady, who was the white house press secretary who was shot and permanently disabled after a 1981 assassination attempt on ronald reagan. the president will announce a task force led by vice president biden to develop a policy response to the newtown, connecticut shooting. the president is not expected to make any policy decisions but lay out a path forward on a process to come up with some policy proposals. on sunday though he did promise in newtown that he would use whatever power this office holds to prevent future tragedies. yeste
to work out for the obama campaign. >> the larger nonculinary theme of the book is that jeff martin does some great reporting in boston. the sense of self-delusion, the fact that romney micromanaged it in a sometimes idiotic way really contrasted with this machine that chicago had really -- >> you can say the chicken tenders and lucky thai stuff is garbage, but at the end of the day that's a superstitious thing. when it comes to actual strategy, sam, i thought this was incredible. romney's point system -- >> exactly. >> romney instituted a point system that assigned a specific numerical value to each event. rallies, speeches, fund raisers and so wrosh the more labor-intensive the event am, the higher the score. he was not to exceed 900 points on any given day. it never really stuck. yet, until the very end romney's assistant still dutyfully sent daily emails detailing how many points romney was using up on that day's schedule. >> i'm at 628. i want to know everything about this point system and -- i mean, 700? >> what was the logic behind that? >> the logic behind it -- i think the speec
to sexyliberal.com. >> stephanie: yea! >> my friend jeff says he will be your date to every ball. >> stephanie: he's so cute! okay. >> he's also barely out of his 20s. >> stephanie: whatever. i need elder care. okay. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: this is a cautionary tale from sexy liberal tour director roland. he tried fizz his white wine. it kind of explodes all over the kitchen. oh, stick to water. water goes in the soda stream. >> i don't think that's in the instructions. >> stephanie: oh dear, drunken experiments. >> wow it might be fun. i'll try it! >> flabbergasted. >> stephanie: that was not fun. wow. okay. so by the way i'm glad i'm not the only one that reacts to "meet the press." grover norquist. cnbc. grover said we need economic growth instead of higher taxes. reagan era taxation levels would promote growth which would pay down the debt. jim kramer got props. the clinton era rates which america will return to in january unless the fiscal cliff is resolved. it brought more revenues than a
. jeff bridges. >> i know. >> have you seen it? >> i want to see that and avatar. >> they have come a long way. let me play a game with you. great lawyer? >> ted. >> david. >> too easy. >> the adversaries are now friends, really good friends, and when we asked to meet with them, they suggested a personal spot. david boyce's apartment in new york city. >> if anybody had said to me nine years ago that i would be about to be interviewing the two men who fought each other tooth and nail in bush versus gore on the same side of a constitutional fight, i would have said, are you crazy? >> actually, david and i talked about this in 2000. as we were getting ready to argue in the supreme court, that some day we'd like to be on the same side in the united states supreme court. and we said some day, some day someone is going to come to us who will want to get married, and they'll be gay. >> it would take nearly a decade for that to actually happen. >> what do we want? >> olson was recruited by a group of hollywood activists who wanted to challenge proposition 8. the controversial 2008 ballot in
is a topeka police officer and 29-year-old jeff attarly. he had just joined the force last year. >>> the most detailed report on the benghazi terrorist attack reloosed today. the independent advisory review board will deliver its assessment to the state department. congress will see it. the state department will make recommendations on improving security. secretary of state hillary clinton ordered this review. she's not testifying about benghazi this thursday after fainting and suffering a concussion. >>> brand-new video showing the aftermath of an overnight bomb blast in kabul, afghanistan. two afghan workers died in this attack outside a compound housing u.s. military contractor. dozens left injured, including the american director of the virginia-based company contracts. spokesperson for the taliban claimed responsibility for this attack. >>> a group of soldiers weren't scheduled to come home until january from afghanistan. but we need a good news story. let's look at this christmas miracle. ( [ cheering ] nine army soldiers from the 4505 civil affairs battalion coming thome salt lake city
. gin me as former fbi agent jeff lanza, we want to point out he is no relation to adam lanza. security was tight at this school in connecticut. but the gunman was able to get in any way. apparently shooting his way in. is there any way to stop that? >> no place is 100% safe. schools have been in lockdown mode since columbine in terms of the locks and doors they have, buzz-in procedures. that's very important and probably resulted in a lot of people not getting hurt but the problem is, they are never 100% safe. use a gun to break open windows, break open windows other ways, get your hand in and open the door. that's what happened here. no place is 100% secure. >> what about the guns? handguns were found in the school. a rifle in his car. can stronger restrictions on guns prevent these shootings? this opens up the whole gun control debate. where do you stand on that? >> you know, i think -- uncan't make the deaths of these children and the adults to have -- to have less meaning or no meaning at all. it needs to be a legacy and the legacy is congress and the highest levels of government,
. everyone from joe wilson who we were to as the scoutmaster -- who we refer to as the scoutmaster and jeff duncan who is not here with us, i have been afforded the great opportunities in the world to serve in the house of representatives. what has made more meaningful is to have served with these four guys and our scoutmaster. i look forward to continue to build. i have not won anything yet in the senate. i have to run for reelection in 2014. i look for to the opportunity to introduce myself to citizens throughout this great state. the future is incredibly bright for america. we have our challenges. we have things we have to overcome. boy does the future legree in south carolina. we are good together. they're better together. our future will reflect the good opportunities coming to our nation. i wanted to say to the governor, watching her from a distance has been incredible. i cannot imagine the daily pressures of governing this great state. i cannot imagine the areas that have flowed away all the time. i can see with clarity the conviction and integrity and character that you have given.
arizona, jeff flake. and mr. speaker, i have no doubt whatsoever that the other body will never be the same. when the gentleman from arizona steps in to that other chamber. and because of his leadership, many come here and serve, they speak with eloquence, they represent their values, they represent their constituents, but, mr. speaker, not all that many leave this institution and can look themselves in the mirror and know they have made a difference. the gentleman from arizona has made a difference in the people's house than have the people's money been spent. mr. speaker, it's a challenging time in our nation's history. there's much turmoil. i know many may question madison's mad genius in providing for this thing called divided government. it's sloppy, it's messy, it gets a little noisy. it's not always efficient, but it has produced the greatest, freest, most prosperous republic in the history of mankind and that divided government is played out in this institution by nobel men and women -- noble men and women. i find my voice most inadequate to honor the work of these two g
lee, jeff flake, marco rubio, we have rand paul, pat toomey. they would not have gotten to the senate without jim demint. he will be a huge force bringing country back. jon: we'll hear a lot from him in the days ahead. monica, yulely, thank you both. >> thank you. heather: coming up two brothers face a judge accused of plotting a terror attack on u.s. soil. a live report coming up. >>> nasa struggling to find its footing after retiring the shuttle program. we'll take a look at a new study suggesting that underfunding could threaten america's future in space. >> all three engines up and burning. two, one, zero and lift-off, the finalist off of atlantis on the shoulders of the space shuttle. america will continue the dream. jon: that was the final space shuttle launch july 8th, 2011 signaling the end of an era for nasa. federal funding for the space agency has fallen flat. it has come under constant threats of more cuts in recent years. a new study suggests that underfunding and lack of focus could lead to nasa's demise. despite the mars rover curiosity and president's calls for manned
the company of loved ones. >> and then, congressman, just after he said that senator jeff sessions of alabama said this, and i shall quote, president obama today gave another speech about the fiscal cliff, no plan, nothing that can be scored or analyzed, just another speech. if president obama wishes to avoid the fiscal cliff then he with all of the power and influence he holds as the leader of this nation must submit to congress in legislative form a plan that he believes can pass both chambers of congress with bipartisan support. no more secret meetings and pointless press conferences. your reaction to both of those? >> yes, i do agree with senator sessions. you know, back room deals, they never work out well. i do commend speaker boehner for allowing the house to work its will and to work by regular order. we have sent all of the bills that the senate needs to address this. the first one went over on may 10th which was reconciliation. august 1st was our tax extenders. the third was on our sequester. and then you finished in september with a path for tax reform. they are all on harry reid's
in with ginger for a last look at the weather. she has special guests. >> i do. jeff strauss and we have mr. greggen iglesia from waterford crystal. important people on this night where millions of eyes will watch this ball drop. how do you do it smoothly? >> it's been amazing pip look forward to this day all year long. we're set, ready to go. this ball, at 6:00 p.m. will go up the flag pole. you'll hear the cheers. we'll all be counting down at midnight. >> we hear about the tests for the confetti. how is that going to be organize straited. >> weest theed for the first time with our new hosts. we fluff and then we throw. the midnight confetti, it has people's wishes. it comes from all over the world. you reach out to the sky and grab a piece of confetti, you're grabbing somebody's wish. >> a beautiful thought. now, reagan, you're with waterford. we talked about a little bit about the theme. it's different every year. this is not the same ball every time. >> we construct a quiltwork of designs. the design is let there be peace. there will be dooufd in the panels. we have courage and love an
and member of the house foreign affairs committee, mr. jeff duncan. good to have you on. first of all, why haven't we heard from hillary clinton? i understand concussions. i know them all too well. but really? three, four weeks now to testify? >> well, she needs to testify and i think she will. i'm optimistic she will. her office verified she was ill. i know the travel schedule, she gets worn down. i'll give her the benefit of the doubt. she needs to come testify. she was the person in charge at the department of state on september 11 when the attack in benghazi happened. and there are questions that need to be answered. >> kelly: there have been some people who criticized hillary clinton for what happened in benghazi and because of that, there has been the innuendo that she didn't want to testify. however, i don't see that being part of her character. she will testify this month, because she would like to put this to rest before she actually retires. >> i think she will. i think it's about her legacy now. she was in charge. i think she's willing to come and testify. she always ha
at least. one here from jeff who says i resolve to invest in pets and pampering. petsmart people love pets and profit from it. that's true, actually. ac tweets to accomplish my 2012 resolutions. that's one where i think a lot of us would agree. if you want to join the conversation, send in your thoughts worldwide@cnbc.com. tweet us, @cnbcwex or tweet us individually. >>> the senate in the race against the clock as lawmakers try to solve the fiscal cliff impasse ahead of tonight's deadlines. >>> china ends the year as a sign of manufacturing growth as manufacturing activity hits itself fastest pace in 12 months. german, japanese and hong kong stocks are leading the way today. here is a look at today's other top stories. congress may be able to avoid the so-called dairy cliff. the house and senate agriculture committees are set to temporarily extend the u.s. farm bill. the move would keep a long dormant milk subsidy from coming back to life when the current farm bill expires today. the usda would be forced to buy milk well above what price they currently buy. we should do a chart comparing m
, good morning to you jeff. >> good morning, thanks for having me on. >> i would say so. and it's a little rough on the n.r.a., but if you look at the overall approval rating, they think higher than president obama and higher than the media covering as well. >> dave: maybe the speech from wayne lapierre didn't represent perfectly members of the n.r.a. i know, some weren't happy about maybe the lack of consoling to the victims and maybe some sensible proposal for some sort of reform in this country and maybe that's the problem here is that speech may not exactly represent the n.r.a. members in this country. >> right, now, i think the n.r.a. does have some pr issues to work out, you know and leading up to that press conference, they talked a lot about some major reforms and probably left a little people wondering, probably expecting something a little bit bigger. >> dave: the n.r.a. has millions of members and when you're talking about the mainstream media, it's all in this tiny bubble here in the northeast, has very little representation of most of the people in this country that
that are leading this are tom udall from new mexico and jeff merkley from oregon. and you know, the hurdles someone once said that during the 1950s writer was talking about the southern democrats blocking civil rights and they said that the senate was ending revenge for gettysburg and the rules of the senate have lent themselves -- back then, it blocked civil rights but it wasn't a work a day kind of obstructionist. as horrible as it was blocking civil rights legislation. today is it is almost everything. you need 60 votes. it doesn't even -- the majority leader can't even bring a bill up to debate without a 60 votes if the minority wants to force 60 votes. that's got to change. the selection -- the confirmation of federal judges and less than cabinet level appointees, those kinds of things are just obstructionism, period. when in the past, we always were able to just bring it forward to get 51 votes. if you don't, you don't. some of these votes will be more aimed to that. certainly to give the minority rights to slow th
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